Studying history can be awesome! Learn how to craft a multi-age, textbook-free history curriculum for your homeschool family.
In this 45 minute video masterclass and 12+ page e-book, Amy Sloan shares her perspective as a 2nd-generation homeschool mom of 5.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Growing up, my family had a strange way of taking vacations. Well, it didn’t seem strange to me at the time. It seemed completely normal, and totally awesome. After all, I was a homeschool student. I didn’t know that learning was boring and that I was supposed to roll my eyes when my parents pulled us over to stop at every single historic marker along the side of the road. And when it came to big billboards advertising “Used and Old Books”? I was definitely going to be the first one to yell out. Sure enough, my dad would pull over at the exit and we’d spend hours browsing the shelves. We were always late to our destination, but we generally had lots of old books in the trunk and stories to tell about unique historic sites when we arrived, so we didn’t mind so much.
Let’s talk all about a Textbook-Free Approach to History, and explore how that can work for YOUR homeschool family.
Now, earlier, I mentioned those very #homeschooler family vacations I grew up taking.
Is it any wonder that with a family culture like that I grew up loving history? Some of my best memories involve family read-alouds and audio books, those historic road trips, and abundant field trips throughout the school year.
One summer, our family’s vacation involved traveling for 2 weeks to various battlefields, stopping at every historic marker along the way. When we got to one museum it had already closed for the night, so my mom knocked on the door until the caretaker came. Mom being Mom, she got us in for an after-hours tour.
So when I hear people disparage history as “boring,” I often think they must not be talking about the same subject that I am. And indeed, they are not talking about history as I know it if all they think of is a dry textbook droning on about oddly-named movements, periods of history that always end precisely before the next one begins, and disconnected lists of dates and names.
Was that your experience with history? I read recently that many people liked their cafeteria food more than they liked their history class!
Do you remember thinking history was boring, as you fell asleep over dry textbooks and meaningless bits of information?
Have you been hearing that your children are supposed to memorize large chunks of history dates, fill out extensive timelines, or complete stacks of worksheets to prove they’ve really learned their history facts?
Well, I’m here to tell you that it does NOT have to be that way in your homeschool!”
Homeschool history can be fun. It’s not just dates and dead people.
This masterclass might just change the way you think about history in your homeschool!
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